Moscow University Herbarium (MW)

Description :


Moscow University Herbarium (MW) is the second largest herbarium in Russia after the Komarov Institute. It is almost completely imaged at 300 dpi and available at The herbarium is focused on the flora of temperate Eurasia with an emphasis on the flora of Russia. As of 1 August 2018, physical collections of MW Herbarium include 1,030,669 specimens (incl. 4.8K type specimens) representing 37,200 species and subspecies of vascular plants and 2,223 species and subspecies of bryophytes. Currently, MW holds the 62nd place in the world's ranking (Thiers, 2018). Moscow University Herbarium holds some important historical collections by G.F. Hoffmann, J.F. Ehrhart, C.B. Trinius, J.R. and J.G.A. Forsters, etc.

The Moscow University Herbarium added a millionth specimen to the collections in June 2016. An average annual growth of the collection in 2005–2016 was 15,100 specimens, with an exceptional 22,013 specimens added to the herbarium in 2016. Since 2005, major accessions originated from Eastern Europe, Siberia and Russian Far East, the Caucasus, and South Asia (vascular plants); Taimyr, Russian Far East, and North Caucasus (bryophytes).

The Moscow University Herbarium has gained budget for the digitisation of collections within the Program of the National Depository Bank of Live Systems (Moscow Digital Herbarium Initiative), and ca. 911,000 specimens (89%) were scanned since May 2015. All records are published at, including JPG images and metadata required for indexing.

Link GBIF portal : Project : Title : National Depository Bank of Live Systems Abstract : Preparation Due to the long tradition of floristic research, MW consists of 11 independent regional collections of vascular plants: Eastern Europe, Asian Russia, Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Asia, Mongolia, Western Europe, other Asian countries, Africa, America, Australia & Oceania. In 1992–2004, all specimens of MW were counted by species and regions and the records were updated annually, therefore, at the beginning of this project we knew that we had 38,355 taxa of vascular plants (including 36,289 identified species). Before scanning, we checked the taxonomy and basic synonymy. Beginning in April 2015, 5 staff Le jeu de données diffusé est issu d'un traitement automatique appliqué sur les données issues du GBIF. Les règles de l'INPN et plus globalement du SINP (en termes de périmètre et de contrôle sur les données) peuvent impliquer que l'ensemble des données du jeu source ne soit pas restitué dans le SINP. The disseminated dataset stems from an automatic treatment applied to data coming from GBIF. INPN rules, and more generally SINP rules (in terms of perimeter and data quality controls) may imply that the whole of the source dataset might not be provided on the SINP platform.


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Type Organisme Nom
Fournisseur Moscow State University SEREGIN Alexey
Producteur Moscow State University SEREGIN
Producteur Moscow State University SEREGIN

Dates publication :

Premiere diffusion : 09/04/2021 
Dernière mise à jour : 14/03/2023  

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Chiffres clés :

 341 données 
 178 espèces 
 182 taxons 

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